Fun Fact: Hawaiian pizza is a Canadian invention

Sam Panopoulos emigrated from Greece to Canada in 1954. He became a chef at the Satellite Restaurant in Chatham, Ontario. In 1962, Panopoulos had the idea to add canned pineapple to pizza. Chinese Sweet and sour style cooking was his inspiration for this strange combination. The Hawaiian pizza was unpopular at first due to the unusual fruity ingredient. But, once people tried it, the new topping soon became a common choice worldwide!


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